Buenos Aires with children

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Steak, soccer, tango and…toddlers? Surprisingly, Buenos Aires is a great city for kids - it’s safe, and there are activities galore, child-friendly eateries and lots of parks to explore. Best of all, porteños adore children, and with these natural ice-breakers in tow, you’ll probably meet more locals than you would otherwise. Here are a few tips to make traveling with los niños enjoyable.

Sights

Sleeping

The following hotels all have multi-room suites or apartments with kitchenettes, which make them great choices for families:

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Eating

  • Whether or not a children's menu is offered, most cafés and restaurants welcome children and offer freshly squeezed juices, hot chocolate, and simple, kid-friendly foods like pizza and spaghetti.
  • All-you-can-eat restaurants offer lots of choices; try Grants or Siga La Vaca.
  • For pasta, try Broccolino; for Armenian and Arabic food, there’s Garbis.
  • Cumaná is great for empanadas and pizzas, or try California Burrito Company.
  • La Payuca - this grill restaurant has a babysitter-manned playroom
  • Save room for a helado - BA’s ice-cream rivals Rome’s. Freddo and Persicco both have multiple branches.

Tips

  • BA’s crowded and uneven sidewalks are difficult to manage with a stroller - consider a baby carrier instead.
  • Always carry toilet paper and wet wipes - public bathrooms are often poorly maintained.

More information

Still feeling a bit unsure about taking on the world with kids in tow? Worry no more! The latest edition of our popular Travel with Children guide will ease your worries and restore your wanderlust. For more Buenos Aires-specific tips, check out what travellers have to say on our Thorn Tree forum.

Want more? Check out our Travel with children resource page, which features links to all our family-travel tips and tricks.